LIRR DM #511

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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Have you ruled out stupidity?

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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maybe the paint booth was no longer EPA compliant ?? some of paints these days are highly toxic and need good ventilation and particle containment.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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So they no longer repaint their trains no matter how much they need repainting?

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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That is correct!
Morris Park was a steam era backshop,not set up to work with the Married Pair M-1's
Hillside Shop was built to work with married pair MU's,no paint booth in the design,barely maintains the C-3 fleet as is.

Not sure if the former shop site is on the EPA "superfund"list.
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Re: LIRR DM #511

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EPA compliant has nothing to do with a EPA superfund site.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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#backshophoss

I've long wondered why painted LIRR locos look so horrible and pitiful - they clearly never wash them, and now they don't ever repaint them. Another sign of their mediocrity.

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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LIRR barely does surface prep work,they just scrap off the loose material and then paint it over it.
There might be more than 6 layers of paint on the locos...... :( :(
Morris Park is the home of the diesel fleet,basically a running repair barn at best.
Hillside gets the C-3's for HVAC repairs,and interior repairs.,not their strong suite :( :( :(
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Re: LIRR DM #511

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Aren't C3s maintained at morris park?
china does trains better
nationalize the class 1s

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Re: LIRR DM #511

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Backshophoss wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 pm
LIRR barely does surface prep work,they just scrap off the loose material and then paint it over it.
There might be more than 6 layers of paint on the locos...... :( :(
Morris Park is the home of the diesel fleet,basically a running repair barn at best.
Hillside gets the C-3's for HVAC repairs,and interior repairs.,not their strong suite :( :( :(
Only tool they have for interior repairs is blue duct tape,and usually they're cheap on that! But when Helena was in charge, I was on the same C3 for 3 days in a row with one of the ac units dead. Conductor informed me that she reported it multiple times. I emailed Helena (when the mta.info site still had an email the president function) - next day the car was off that train, and Helena got back to me that it would be repaired. I got to know her a bit - she had zero tolerance for the non-stop screwups that we constantly encountered. I also reported one senior conductor who would hit me daily to wake me up to see the same monthly he'd seen for a couple weeks already - I saw him one more time, he kept his hands and body as far away from me as he could, and I never saw him again. Another conductor told me that the union considered him an embarrassment.

One time I told her about a crew that stopped making announcements past Jamaica. One night at my station, I suddenly realized I had to get off. Doors closed in my face, I hit the buzzer and intercomm. Train didn't move for about 30 seconds, and just as I saw a conductor slowly walking my way with a huge grin, the train very slowly pulled out. Conductor knew that many passengers didn't know they were at their station - you can't see out at night, and you had no clue where you were since they didn't announce anything. So once Helena heard about it, that crew was pulled off that run. She agreed with me that what they were doing was both nasty and unsafe, and she would not tolerate us.

I'm convinced that the reason she was pushed out was that she actually tried to run the railroad. Someone didn't like that.

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